Thursday, January 28, 2016

Which Make Up Sample Is Making You Say "I'm Buying Full Size!" ?

We all agree, we love samples!  But just how many samples have you tried in which you ended up buying full size?  At the top of my head, I would say 1%?  Truth be told, I find samples to be extremely useful!  BUT, just how many times do I get impressed with just a tiny sample?  Almost never!  But one day, as I was rummaging through my "samples basket" (yes girls!  I have one!), I chanced upon Etude House's Fresh Cherry Tint, I had like 3 small sachets of those from an event and I knew it won't give me any impact because ---

1.  I can only use this sachet once because I'm too lazy to tape it or staple it to reuse the remaining content.
2. Etude House never comes to mind when we talk about "Tints", I have a feeling it'll look too fake and bright on me.


Okay, you don't have to love the result on photo but my husband does!  So this definitely deserves ONE BLOG POST!

Note from author: This product is meant to be used on lips but I used on both cheeks and lips!
a photo of Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint PK001 Pink

Sample Size 
a photo of Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint PK001 Pink

Original packaging grabbed from the net

a photo of Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint PK001 Pink

Swatch: Shade PINK
Looks almost "neon baby pink" in person so that really scared me!
The good thing though, it blends out really well and looks more natural than I imagined.
a swatch photo of Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint PK001 Pink

On lips, it works just like regular tint!  It looks nice and natural but nothing outstanding especially for the fact that I have dry lips!  BUT, here is the reason why I'm purchasing FULL SIZE ASAP!

I applied a thin layer all over my cheeks....

PK001 is a milky pink shade making it effective when used on cheeks with my fair skin tone.  The "milky texture" makes it easy to blend before it dries completely.  Once dry, the tint does not budge and it stays the whole day until removal!

As for the lips, it stays but because the shade is too light against my heavily pigmented lips, it doesn't give me much impact on lips unless I use 2 products (light and dark for gradient lips).

a photo on how to apply Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint PK001 Pink

Blending out PK001 Pink using my fingers and look!  The result is extremely natural and glowing!  Best of all?  I did not suffer any allergic reactions because what's good on my lips would be good for the rest of my face (not all, but mostly!) 
a photo on how to apply Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint PK001 Pink

AMW Wore Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint PK001 Pink on cheeks and lips

a photo on how to apply Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint PK001 Pink

How do you like my new discovery?
I really enjoy maximizing the use of each product I own!  I'm glad to have found the best way to use this and I will definitely purchase a full size!

Any particular brand/product samples you've tried that converted you into purchasing a full size?  Leave a comment below!  I'd love to hear from you!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. I recently got a sample of Estee Lauder pore minimizing serum from my aunt and I love it to the bit (and now, I'm saving for it)

    1. di ba? hayyyy thanks for Sharing , I love Estee Lauder products!

  2. Mine is obsession sheer. Someone sent me a vial and I am so bananas about it. It's long discontinued but available on eBay at insane prices. If only I can get it but I refuse to shell out another dime for a vintage Fragrance as I have so many already.


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